Popular Activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa, and is a popular tourist destination. Situated amidst the Atlantic Ocean, Mother City (as Cape Town is otherwise called) boasts of several tourist attractions including the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Wine lands, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There are several activities that people can choose from. Here is a list of popular activities in Cape Town:

• Shark Cage Diving: This is a popular activity, especially during the winter months when there are plenty of great white sharks that visit the place. You can experience the thrill of watching these deadly sharks up close and personal through a reinforced cage that separates you from the animal.

• Hiking: The picturesque Table Mountain is very popular for hiking trails. You can choose one of the several trails including Chapman’s Peak, Elsies Peak, Peers Cave, and Cape of Good Hope. While some choose to hike independently, there are others who prefer to do so with help from professional guides. If you aren’t really sure about the experience, its best to seek help from professionals. The Table Mountain can be dangerous and there have been instances in the past where people have lost their lives by way of falling or losing their way. A guide can also help you to understand the natural history of the place, and appreciate the vegetation around the mountain.

• Surfing: The pristine beaches of Cape Town are ideal for surfing and hence a popular activity in the city. There are several adventure tour companies that teach people to surf. Lessons usually begin with a short warm up and lessons on the basic things to know before heading into the surf. You are also taught to paddle into a wave and stand up.

You will have to book a hotel that is in close proximity to these places, to avoid wasting time. There are plenty of options for people looking for affordable accommodations in Cape Town. You can choose from the several bed and breakfast inns, self catering cottages, and budget hotels that offer a comfortable stay. But make sure that you book in advance, because the city witnesses millions of customers during peak tourist seasons.

Most of these hotels cost anywhere from R200 to R600 per night. This is indeed a bargain considering the fact that they are well-appointed with necessary amenities including shower, television and in-room safe. They also provide services like airport transfer, laundry service, and business center at affordable rates.